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Note: Kratos can also mean ‘power’; consider this Greek lexicon entry:

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Furthermore, Kratos arguably referred not to “power of the majority” (or “majority rule”) but a “capacity to do things”–so “power” in the sense of a capability or capacity.

For this analysis (based on 4-5th c. BCE Greek vocabulary) see this working paper by Josiah Ober (2007).

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